Mission and Service

Mission statement:
To reduce family homelessness in greater Phoenix by empowering a network of interfaith volunteers and community services, to provide shelter, compassion, assistance, and life skills training to return families to self sufficiency and sustainable housing.

Our next 2024 hosting week is October 13-20.  Plan now to join us in welcoming several families for the week. 

Sunrise Prayer Shawl Ministry Offering Prayer Squares

Prayer Squares are here!  Check out the basket at the back of the sanctuary.

These are great visual reminders to pray. 

Placed in a pocket, purse, beside your bed, or in the car, the prayer square serves as a reminder: a reminder to pause and pray and also a reminder that someone cares about you.  Take one for yourself or someone you know. 
Prayer Shawls continue to be available to give to someone with a specific need. We have given out over 40 shawls. 
 For more information, contact the Sunrise Office 623.780.1008

Justa Center:  We offer support for the Center’s mission by collecting clothing, shoes, toilet paper, bottled water and coffee during the year. 

Current summer needs for Justa Center
baseball caps or hats
cool wraps
propel powder (electrolytes)
sugar and creamer packages
canned tuna and chicken
shoes and socks
A pallet of water costs $210.  If you would like to contribute to purchasing a pallet, please mark your check or envelope for missions

Justa Center provides life-sustaining resources, services, and support to assist homeless seniors on their path back to housing, and supportive services to help prevent seniors from becoming homeless.



House of Refuge-Sunnyslope

Members of Sunrise UMC enjoy serving a meal at the House of Refuge.  You are welcome to join us and experience the blessing that comes from feeding the homeless.   If you are interested in being a part of this mission, please contact the office. This is a 3 part process.  We choose a menu and divide the food responsibilities with interested participants, bring the food ready to be served by 4:45 to Sunnyslope, and serve the women and children.  We would love to have more people join us.n

Kids enjoying chalk drawing on our walkways!